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Blue Duck Tavern

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24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037 (24 & M Streets NW)
+1 202-419-6755
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17:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Schenectady
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Five stars all around. We were seated promptly The wait staff was attentive and anticipated all our needs. Their menu was thoroughly explained and all questions answered. Kudos to Chef John and his brigade. The night's special, house roasted duck, was described in detail and was absolutely delicious. Our roasted duck skin fans were sated and a new believer made.... More 

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PHWashington, Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your sharing your review, we truly value hearing from our guests. I am delighted that we were able to provide a memorable dining experience while visiting Blue Duck Tavern. I will make sure to pass your kind words onto Chef John. Hopefully you will be able to join us again in the near future. Kindest regards, Michael... More 

Westport, CT, USA
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to brunch on Saturday. We arrived 40 minutes early with 4 adults and one 2 year old. The staff was amazing. They found us a table within minutes. They exhibited great flexibility, not to mention kindness, when ordering food for the toddler; they provided a small stuffed panda bear for play and to keep as a souvenir; and everyone... More 

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PHWashington, Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your Blue Duck Tavern experience. I am delighted to hear you had a wonderful time and that the staff provided the extra touch of the panda. Thank you for your business and I look forward to welcoming you back to Blue Duck Tavern soon. All the best, Michael Bryan, Assistant General Manager More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Searched for hours for somewhere to eat in Washington on my birthday. We were so undecided but took a chance and decided to go here- wow did we make a good decision! We walked from our hotel on a pleasant evening and arrived unsure of what to expect. We walked into the restaurant and absolutely loved seeing the pastry chef... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A clean-cut, modern design, this restaurant serves a lovely brunch. We found it on Yelp because it was close to the Hilton where I was staying. I had the grits - which were white corn grits from Anson Mill and cooked with fiscalini cheese (never eaten it before) and topped with a caramelized onion jam. Best cheese grits I have... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 614 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Washington, DC for meetings a couple of weeks in a row, and on both visits the meetings began with a business breakfast at Blue Duck Tavern. It's an expensive breakfast, but the setting is elegant--great light in the space, lovely silverware and plates, big wooden tables. It was a nice place for good conversation. The tables are... More 

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Boston
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a dinner for 12 tonight and it was absolutely fantastic! Food and service was perfect! The chef selected our meal and it was delicious. We had an amazing salad (can't remember which one as we had too much fantastic wine and 2006 Moet Chandon Champagne to drink)! -and the shrimp and tuna dishes were truly incredible. The bone... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our reservation was at 9:00 pm on a Sunday, typically you would expect post-weekend tired service and flat food prepared by the new sous. Wrong. Spot-on service and spectacular food. The duck is worth waiting for a reservation. Overall on of my better dining experiences.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BDT was recently awarded a Michelin Star but this is a 10 star restaurant for any foodie. We have eaten here 4 or 5 times and each visit is deeply satisfying. Our recent outing began with a salad of romaine lettuce, radish, sunflower seeds and red onion with Green Goddess dressing. A perfect salad with a dressing that accented but... More 

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Copenhagen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good three course dinner with fine food and wines, and the red brick room atmosphere is cozy, but I did not experience this as a Michelin Star restaurant quality place, really. I had duck, which is my favorite meat, but it did not impress so much, a bit on the dry side, and not in a particularly... More 

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Tupelo,ms
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard that this 'farm to table' entire at the Washington Park Hyatt was remarkable,but we had to see for ourselves.It has the friendly Bon home-which we like - of many hotel restaurants-but this place is so much more.From the first course to the last,this is a culinary experience to savour!i had the oysters,as first course-Virginia sourced and quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Monday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037
    (24 & M Streets NW)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-419-6755
Description
Blue Duck Tavern, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant, invites its guests to gather and celebrate in good taste with a menu focusing on the freshest ingredients available from local purveyors and artisans. The menu notes every farm where the main ingredient for the dish was raised before its journey to the table. Dishes are genuine, time-honored and traditional -- slow roasting in wood embers, braising, preserving and smoking techniques bring the true flavors of America's great, simple and wholesome foods to the Blue Duck Tavern. The restaurant has an elegant residential feel through the open staff pantry and kitchen, wood-burning oven and the showpiece Molteni range.

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